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formula

for·mu·la

formula

 
 
pronunciation:
form y l
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part of speech: noun
inflections: formulae, formulas
definition 1: a rule or way of doing something expressed in a standard way using words or symbols.
Use the formula "one-half base times height," or "bh/2" to find the area of a triangle.
 
definition 2: a conventional model for doing something.
The author used an old formula in his latest mystery.
definition 3: a list of ingredients or steps; recipe.
Do you know any formulas for making soap bubbles?
definition 4: a set of symbols used to name the elements of a chemical compound.
The formula for carbon dioxide is CO2.
definition 5: a liquid food for feeding babies; artificial milk.
derivations: formulaic (adj.), formulaically (adv.)
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